Paul Follows appears on BBC Surrey to talk about Waverley taking the Government to appeal over the fracking decision at Dunsfold.
We learn that both Waverley and Protect Dunsfold will be taking action and the crowdfunding has begun.
Whatever happened to Protect Our Waverley? But, let’s face it ‘Little Britton’ & ‘Captain Bob Lies’ who led the protest group called POW chose a very inappropriate title with just one agenda…
To Stop the development of Dunsfold airfield – the largest brownfield site in the borough – aided and abetted by MP’s Jeremy Hunt and Anne Milton.
This gang of four are wholly responsible for the lack of a five-year housing land supply in the borough of Waverley. Also, quite possibly the failure of Waverley’s Local PlanPart 2 having cocked up Local Plan Part 1 for years.
As the Waverley Web predicted – and it gives us no satisfaction to be proved correct – their so-called protection of Waverley has resulted in thousands of homes being developed on greenfield sites across the borough. Mainly in the unprotected eastern villages! Cllr Chris Britton was recently proposed by Penny Maine, the intellectually challenged chairman of Alfold Parish Council, to be her vice-chairman!
Now those villages of Cranleigh, Alfold, Dunsfold and Hascombe face yet another threat – gas drilling, which if wannabe Prime Minister Liz Truss succeeds in her ambition – will back fracking for fossil fuels country-wide.
1/3 Interview this morning with @BBCSurrey regarding the decision of @WaverleyBC to seek a Judicial Review of the government decision to allow fossil fuel ‘exploration’ just outside #Dunsfold pic.twitter.com/LvgmmhtL6c
— Cllr. Paul David Follows 🔶💙🇺🇦 (@PaulDFollows) July 21, 2022
Paul refers to the power of non-Local Authority groups to crowdfund, so we were delighted to see that Protect Dunsfold ( nothing to do with the previous dubious outfit) is backing the David & Goliath challenge.
Over £16,000 has already been donated towards the £30,000 target. Well done Waverley residents. Want to join the fight? You can donate by clicking on the link below.
Protect Dunsfold say:
“Our challenge centres on a decision by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, under the leadership of Michael Gove, to overturn Surrey County Council’s initial refusal of planning permission. This is despite admitting it would cause “a significant level of landscape and visual impact.”
We believe there are a number of weaknesses in this decision. The Government did not properly consider the climate impact of unmitigated emissions from natural gas exploration and did not give sufficient weight to the need to conserve an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. “